“I am a student at the UIU-Wausau Center but have also utilized Upper Iowa’s Online and Distance Learning Programs, as well. I am a Human Service major with a minor in Criminal Justice. I am also a mother to two beautiful children, ages 13 and 10. My absolute passion is to work in Child Protective Services upon completion of my degree and internship. I am currently interning in a CPS position in Wisconsin, generally take three to four classes per term, and commute most nights to the Wausau Center which is an hour away. I like having the option to incorporate Online, if needed, and the class workloads have been very obtainable and fair. I am very fortunate to have a great center to call my “UIU home."
Upper Iowa was such an easy choice for me when it came time to return to school full time. I absolutely love the eight-week accelerated schedule and the flexibility to use the Distance Learning when needed. I was fortunate enough to visit the Fayette campus last year when I attended their IEXL program. That is an amazing way to knock out 3 credits in one short week, with the added bonus of getting to see the school you are a part of. I really did not appreciate UIU's full beauty until I visited in person. I was blessed to meet such wonderful staff on site and made new friends as well.
I love UIU, and I am a very, VERY proud Peacock!! I plan to walk in the May graduation ceremony this year (2010), and it will truly be one of the biggest accomplishments in my life.”
Gina is the 2010 winner of the Wisconsin Jefferson Award for Service to the Community.